Surviving a Wet Skirmish

Skirmishers at the North South Skirmish Association’s 133rd Nationals were treated to a little “Shenandoah Sunshine” (also known as constant, miserable drizzle) at the annual spring event.  But that didn’t damper the spirits of the faithful skirmishers who showed up and competed in nearly every scheduled event.   The weather prompted several folks to seek entertainment under cover.  And in true skirmisher fashion; invent their own entertainment!  Here are ways to survive the next wet skirmish...

 

  The N-SSA’s newest event:  Naval Warfare!

The N-SSA’s newest event:  Naval Warfare!

 Cool off in the creek

Cool off in the creek

 Attend the Irish Jam in the Pavilion

Attend the Irish Jam in the Pavilion

 Or best of all, hang out with friends enjoying good conversations and laughs

Or best of all, hang out with friends enjoying good conversations and laughs


Mike Howell has been a skirmisher since 2011 and is a member of the Cockade Rifles.  In his civilian life, he is a structural engineer.  His favorite event to shoot is the carbine but also enjoys musket and revolver as well.  He grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife and two children.